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Celebrity SAT Scores

You hear it every day in high school hallways and in college dormitories. You'll even hear it when you enter the real world... at the office water cooler and at formal dinner parties.

"What score did you get on the SAT?"

The test just won't go away.

It's only natural to wonder where we rank intellectually among our friends, family, and co-workers. But have you ever wondered how the rich and famous fared? Fortunately for you (and them), SAT scores are confidential. The following celebrities, though, have reported their results on a previous version of the SAT. Their scores are a combination of Math (800 points) and Reading (800 points). A 1020 is average. A 1600 is perfect. Where do your Math and Reading scores fall on the celebrity spectrum?

List of celebrity SAT scores

CelebrityScoreKnown for
Paul Allen1600Microsoft co-founder
Will SmithRumored to be perfectActor and recording artist (Men In Black, Bad Boys)
Ke$haNear perfectRecording artist (Take It Off, Die Young)
Ben AffleckAlmost perfectActor and director (Argo, The Town)
Bill Gates1590Microsoft co-founder
Bill O'Reilly1585Political commentator and host of The O'Reilly Factor
James Woods1579Actor (Scary Movie 2, Any Given Sunday)
Ben Stein1573Actor and game show host (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Win Ben Stein's Money)
Rush Limbaugh1530Conservative political commentator
Natalie Portman1400+Actress
Jennifer Ringley1400Internet personality 
Al Gore135545th Vice President of the United States
Stephen King1300sAuthor (The Shining, The Green Mile)
Meredith Vieira1300sTelevision Host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Today Show)
George W. Bush120643rd President of the United States
Courtney Cox1150Actress (Cougar Town, Scream)
Amy Tan1100sAuthor (The Joy Luck Club)
Kobe Bryant1080NBA Player
Bill Clinton103242nd President of the United States
Al Franken1020Actor, author, and political commentator (Saturday Night Live)
Janeane Garofalo950Actress (Dogma, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion)
Howard Stern870Radio Personality

These SAT scores were collected from several reputable internet sources (including, but the validity of these scores is not known. Unless a celebrity offered an official score report to the original source, each score is likely self-reported and therefore not provable.

Where did they go to college?